Stress vs. Sex – Thyroid & Gut Health

So, if we are going to be real about things, most of my patients are older than 45 years old.  Most of them are losing 1% of muscle mass annually which comes naturally with aging and lack of exercise/protein deficient diets. – and – Before coming to me, most of my patients were unhealthy and … Read more

Vascular Dementia and Cardiovascular Disease – Part 1 – Thyroid & Gut Health

Cognitive decline and dementia are on the rise in America and worldwide.  Why is that?  The reasons are multifactorial.

There isn’t just one component that leads to devastating cognitive decline and neurological impairment associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Of course, we live in a world that is more toxic than ever.  Chemicals, pesticides, xenobiotics, pollutants, etc… are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food that we eat.

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Are Antacids Safe? – Thyroid & Gut Health

What a loaded question.  When it comes to medications, antacids are generally considered a safe medication.  They most certainly can help give relief to many who suffer from heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, aka: “GERD”.

But, what about overall health?  How do antacids effect the body long term and what health conditions can they cause?

I think that many people don’t realize the risks associated with antacids.  Since antacids give most people relief from their burning or pain, some think that it’s an easy fix and that since they don’t have the symptoms any longer that everything is all good.  

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Could an Infection cause Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue? – Thyroid & Gut Health

Fibromyalgia patients ALL complain of one common symptom:  Chronic Fatigue.  It makes sense when you really understand some of the most common underlying causes of fibromyalgia.

In this article, I will discuss fibromyalgia and the debilitating effects of lost quality of life due to the tremendous amounts of fatigue associated with “fibro”.  Fatigue is so common with fibromyalgia that the way it makes people feel is often called “Fibro Fog”.

It is sad that a condition has become so pervasive in society that when the term “fibro fog” is mentioned, most people know what it is whether they have fibromyalgia or not. 

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Why Does Anemia Cause Fatigue? – Thyroid & Gut Health

Most of my new patients have a common symptom called fatigue or chronic fatigue. They talk about how they don’t have energy to do much of anything. They explain how they get short of breath with just a little physical activity.

They also tell me how they have brain fog or lack of mental clarity and acuity. I help patients who have all kinds of different health problems. It’s a lot of fun for me because I get to help people be healthy and happy again.

Many of the conditions I treat have fatigue in common. This is for various reasons which are too many to list in one article. In this article, I’m going to talk about anemia and why it causes fatigue.

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What is the Best Way to Lower Cholesterol Naturally – Thyroid & Gut Health

The debate about cholesterol is an interesting one.  I’ve had some patients tell me that their prescribing doctor told them that they weren’t going to be happy until they lowered their cholesterol to below 100.

I’ve had other patients tell me that their doctor wanted them to take the statin drug to lower their heart attack risk or risk of stroke.  They prescribed the statin lowering medication to limit the patient’s risk.

I understand wanting to limit risk of a possible stroke or a myocardial infarction.  No one wants to have a heart attack or a stroke.  But, the literature hasn’t shown a significant decrease in stroke and heart attack rates since cholesterol lowering medications began being prescribed.

Additionally, cholesterol below 140 is considered an ominous sign of poor health.  Ominous means bad.  I think of the word “ominous” as something that is going to cause impending doom.  It’s not good. 

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Is Low Vitamin D Genetic Related? – Thyroid & Gut Health

I recently wrote a great article about The Vitamin D Myth.  Maintaining proper vitamin D is important for overall health. Vitamin D helps with calcium absorption for keeping your bones strong and preventing osteoporosis but it also helps with supporting a healthy immune system and many other important bodily functions. I want to share some … Read more

Foods that Lower Cholesterol – Thyroid & Gut Health

I have been seeing so many new patients with high cholesterol that I felt it was important to write an article on the natural approach for cholesterol control and regulation. I am going to include some dietary measures for helping lower cholesterol naturally.  However, as I’ve written about in other articles, I want to emphasize … Read more

Hypothyroidism and Selenium Deficiency – Thyroid & Gut Health

I’ve written a lot of articles about thyroid health. Many of my patients have gut health problems but a significant number of those also have autoimmune thyroiditis such as Hashimoto’s disease or Grave’s disease. The most common form of hypothyroidism is autoimmune disease in the form Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.  Most people with Hashimoto’s are women.  Thyroid … Read more